The SHOT Show (Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade) in Las Vegas is enormous to say the least. The show runs for four days. If you wanted to walk the show floor and visit every booth, you would have about eight seconds at each! While we cannot see it all, we spent plenty of time softening the shoe leather to come up with Day 2’s list of cool new products.
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Legislators are proposing all sorts of new legislation that ranges from changing the legal age to buy certain to firearms to outright bans on entire types of firearms, primarily Modern Sporting Rifles such as the AR-15. Although no one can be certain what the future may hold, these situations always cause a spike in interest among first time buyers and seasoned enthusiasts alike. It would be an impossible task to whittle any Top AR list to 10, so instead, we decided to pull a handful of favorites that cover law enforcement, home defense, sporting, and hunting, just to get you started.
Perhaps not on the forefront of some gun owners’ minds these days, but the fight for the Second Amendment is a daily struggle. The challenge is not to convince gun owners—at least not in most situations. Instead, the challenge is to educate the non gun owner. Two of the major obstacles to our success are the movies (Hollywood) and the media. Both have a huge influence on the general populace. Neither typically portrays guns factually.
Daniel Defense makes some of the most accurate and reliable ARs on the market. Naturally, that breeds a loyal customer base and means something as simple as new color options is still news worthy. Recently. Daniel Defense not only announced three new colors, it is also adding two new finish options. Here is the full release from Daniel Defense.
Daniel Defense unveiled its new Ambush .308 hunting rifle in Louisville, Kentucky, at the 2016 NRA Show with the help of Eva Shockey, the company’s new brand ambassador and hunting athlete.
What can we say that Daniel Defense hasn’t already said? The only thing better than the introduction is playing the hits one more time! And the Daniel Defense DDM4D7 hits the target hard, not the shooter!
For 2016, we have survival rifles, utility rifles, anniversary rifles, and a mixture of new hunting rifles from which to choose. There are rifles for subsonic shooting and even one for speeds greater
Anyone in the market for a new AR should start with a Top 10 list and then narrow it down by sorting the wheat from the chaff. Like any good Top 10 list there
Okay, don’t hate on us too much but a couple of these rifles are 2013 mid-year introductions or just too
Today there are many opportunities to own a great rifle. There are even high dollar celebrity branded rifles that allow you to pay a premium to get the other guy’s name on your gun. No kidding. And then there are the basic claptrap rifles that work most of the time and are OK for plinking. They are a little loose and tie up on occasion, but hey, we are only shooting rats at the dump, right?
Those three little words can make or break your day. When the one you love lets you down it isn’t a good feeling. However, just the same—you need to do your maintenance!
One reason why I love the AR-15 platform is how customizable it is. There are so many ways to trick it out for whatever your needs are—be it home defense, hog hunting, 3-gun or plinking. Some of the coolest AR-15s I have had the pleasure to shoot are suppressed and short barreled. Daniel Defense unveiled its latest AR-15 at Media Day—the Integrated Suppressed Rifle (ISR).
Of course claiming a definitive list to AR enthusiasts is tantamount to using a .25 caliber to clear your sinus—but
The Del-Ton booth at the 2012 SHOT Show has a reputation for meeting performance with value, and this rifle is no different. At the center of it all, this rifle comes standard with the mil-spec components used in all DTI rifles.
Daniel Defense conducted a unique torture test of one of their M4 rifles last year and documented it in a famous Youtube video. First they buried it in dirt to get debris and sand inside the gun before firing it. Then Larry Vickers threw it a creek for awhile before dragging it out with a rope tied to the stock, and firing it. Then they shot it with a few rounds of birdshot from a 12 gauge Remington 870. The DD was unimpressed.
Daniel Defense brings us the most buzzed about caliber, the .300 Blackout in their DDM4 V5 carbine-length gas system M4 carbine.
Our friend, Shelley Rae, over at Gun Nuts Media made a blog post this week about the different, high-quality parts on her AR-15. Reading about her build is a good place to start when you are ready to rev up your stock AR-15. Isn’t one of the reasons why we love the AR-15 rifle so much is because we can customize it? Shelley mentioned quite a few different companies’ accessories she has on her rifle. What’s better? All of today’s recommendations are made in the USA!
Like Shelley, we recommend these four items today:
Daniel Defense XV Upper
Want it? Buy it! Item: 2-DD9015
If you want a truly customized AR-15, you will need to build it from the ground up. The upper and lower assemblies are the first two parts who will want to purchase. The Daniel Defense XV upper in 5.56mm NATO is a great price. It has a 16-inch Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel, cold-hammer forged barrel with a 1:7-inch twist; a good twist rate if you are wanting match-grade performance out of your rifle. The bolt carrier group is MIL-SPEC MP-tested and has a properly staked gas key. This upper assembly also includes an A1 birdcage flash hider, front and rear sights, and a M4 polymer handguard. Daniel Defense manufactures their parts right here in the USA and each part is inspected and hand-assembled.
Advanced Armament BLACKOUT Flash Hider
Want it? Buy it! Item: 2-AACO100197
If you do not plan to suppress your AR, this Blackout non-mount flash hider is an affordable option from Advanced Armament. We all want high-quality accessories, without a jaw-dropping price tag and here is one such product. The Blackout flash hider successfully eliminates your muzzle flash and is made of high-strength, corrosion-resistant aerospace alloy.
Midwest Industries AR-15 Low Profile Rear Sight
Want it? Buy it! Item: ARR-803
What good is your rifle without good sights? A little more expensive, but well worth it, these sights from Midwest Industries lock into place solidly and provide an extremely low-profile design, allowing you to add a red dot or other sights. The ball detent design is battle-proven; offering a surface to grab onto even in the worst conditions and the windage knob is easy to use.
Ergo Grip AR-15/M16 SureGrip Tactical Deluxe Grip Kit
Want it? Buy it! Item: 60120
One of the most affordable, excellent quality additions to add to your AR-15: Ergo Grips feel great in your hand, and offer better control over your rifle. And, you don’t need a bunch of hardware and parts to install it.